The great Pyrenees husky mix is a medium-sized to large dog. It can have traits of either or both great Pyrenees and Siberian husky.
Basically, it can vary from one dog to another, and some of these traits can be pretty controversial, so you should consider what is more important to you and look for that certain set of traits in a certain dog.
The best would be to get this crossbreed from a qualified breeder with a good reputation.
The Common Traits of Pyr/Husky
Now, the common traits are the traits you get from any dog of this crossbreed, these are general traits possessed by the Great Pyrenees as well as the Siberian husky.
Both Pyrenees and huskies are working dogs. That means they are athletic power dogs who can not only perfectly fit in an active lifestyle, especially hiking, but can also do sport/working sledging, rescuing, and therapy.
Both are very intelligent dogs. They are good at figuring out things on their own, however, this means they can be too independent and rebellious. They are very hard at training, but the results may be impressive if trained properly.
The owner should establish strict borders and regulations for them from a very young age. This also counts for physical borders: both breeds are very curious dogs, which means they will roam not only around your backyard but also go to your neighbor’s territory or even go traveling and discovering even dangerous places.
That’s why it is necessary to have a high fence buried several inches below the ground and not let this mixed breed of dog walks off the leash.
Both dogs are very friendly, sociable, and affectionate, which makes the mix breed a perfect choice for a family dog. Though it’s not recommended to leave your children alone with the dog for a long time. The breed mix is also good with other dogs and requires a lot of early socialization and exposure to kids, dogs, and new environments. In order to maintain your dog happy and sane be sure to stimulate it properly with toys and exercises as well.
Both dogs are large enough to be prone to hip dysplasia, and some mix breeds may be especially vulnerable to it.
The mix also requires regular grooming just as the pure breeds.
These traits are somewhat special to one of these breeds. That means, your puppy can have either “husky breed traits” or “Pyrenees breed traits”, or even both, so you never know beforehand.
The Pyrenees make good guards because of their watchfulness, and high perception – you’ll always know of someone approaching your home if you have this dog or your mix have these traits from the Pyrenees breed.
Pyrenees breed dogs were actually used for watching live stock. However, such a dog requires serious training and proper stimulation, because otherwise it may become aggressive and drive away your friends and the local postman for sure.
Huskies on the other hand are extremely friendly to anyone, so they are most likely to aid the burglar, rather than drive him away. Also, since the Siberian Husky is one of the most popular breeds, a lot of unqualified breeders do not breed them properly, which results in a bad temper and increased liability to diseases.
Huskies are also very destructive if left unattended, though it’s not true for Pyr.
The Pyrenees can also be okay when living in an apartment (moving to the country or at least outdoors is very desirable though), however, this trick is not likely to work with Husky, as they require a huge space.
So for the mix, you most likely should consider having a yard (with a serious fence, remember?)
Other Husky Mixes
- Chow Chow and Husky mix
- Doberman Husky mix
- German Shepherd and Siberian Husky mix
- Rottweiler and Husky Mix
- Boxer and Husky Mix
- Beagle and Husky Mix
- Chihuahua and Husky mix
- Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever mix
- Husky and Pomeranian mix
- Husky Labrador mix
- Siberian Husky Newfoundland mix
- Siberian Husky and Poodle Mix
- Huskies Wolf mix